UK-India Newton Researchers Link Workshop

Indo-UK_IIT-Madras  Indo-UK_IIT-Madras1  

NEWTON1    Indo-UK21

Rational Designing of Catalysts for the Sustainable Production of Fuels and Chemicals

Under the researcher links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and the RSC will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Chennai, India from 1-4 November 2016.

The workshop was coordinated by Professor P Selvam (National Centre for Catalysis Research, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India) and Dr M Sankar (Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University, UK), and had contributions from other leading researchers: Professor R Catlow FRS (Cardiff University, UK), Professor M Davidson (University of Bath, UK), Professor B Viswanathan (IITM, India) and Dr R Vetrivel (Shell Technology Centre, India).

We are now inviting early career researchers (ECRs) from the UK and India to apply to attend this workshop. Coordinators will select 34 ECRs (17 from the UK and 17 from India).

The topics to be covered in this workshop were:

  • Computational chemistry (Catalysis or catalytic materials focused)
  • Heterogeneous catalysis (Renewable feedstock conversion)
  • Homogeneous catalysis (Renewable feedstock conversion)
  • Photocatalysis for fuel or chemicals production

The coordinators welcome applications from the potential participants who work in these topics. The major goal of this workshop is to establish a sustainable group of researchers who will develop strong link between legal and non-legal actors in academia, government, commerce and the NGO community. The workshop will focus on developing a network of researchers to promote future collaboration, in both researchers and education, between ECRs in the UK and India. The network will also have an important role in promoting engagement with the wider community. The workshop will also examine opportunities for career development amongst participating ECRs.

Our sponsors

  • British Council    British Council Newton Fund    Royal Society of Chemistry       National Centre for Catalysis Research       Indian Institute of Technology Madras


If you need any further information please contact P. Selvam

Professor  P. SELVAM, FRSC

National Centre for Catalysis Research
& Department of Chemistry, IIT-Madras
Chennai 600 036, INDIA

Tel.: + 91-44-2257-4235 / 4200